• Art,  Creative Curiosity,  Humor,  Process

    Underpainting in Art & Writing, 2023

    Fact: Underpainting Adds Depth Is underpainting part of your art process? While many contemporary artists use this technique, underpainting was the ‘standard’ among the masters. Underpainting is defined as the first coat of paint, especially the initial painting on a canvas. The major areas, tones, colors, and forms are indicated in mass.…

  • Creative Curiosity

    A Mixed-Media Face in 18 Ingredients

    art table with supplies for making a mixed media face and the face in progress from RobinLK Studios

    I was recently asked during a Mixed-Media Faces How-to virtual workshop, “Okay, so we made a basic face with our pencil, but how do we make it ‘mixed media’?” Great question! Answer:  Add everything you want and then a bit more… Really! And so we did. From floral repurposed paper…